Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bauman Farms

After having lunch with grandma & grandpa (Bob & Diane, my in-laws) on Tuesday in Salem, we decided to take a little trip to Bauman Farms in Gervais Oregon, which is a couple miles outside of Woodburn. It was on our way home anyway, plus it was so beautiful outside that it would have been a waste not to spend the day walking around a little farm, petting the animals and soaking in some rays. We had never been there in the summer and I feel bummed that we just now went. They have a great pumpkin patch in October with the best fresh pressed apple cider and fresh baked donuts, but I have to say, it might just become a Halloween and summer tradition.

We had so much fun! It was the hottest day in a long time so we had to take a couple stops in the air conditioned market, but the weather was very enjoyable. We ate strawberry donuts, farm fresh strawberry-shortcake with ice-cream and washed it down with some of the best strawberry lemonade I have ever had. Grandma & Grandpa even showed up after they got off work. It was a great summer day. If only summer would just stay around.

The petting zoo was great. Our sides we sore from laughing so much with Maisie as she watched the animals eagerly try to get a scratch, pat and maybe score some treats. The animals were very social and not at all shy. The goats climb up the steep catwalks (or goatwalks I guess) there we even a couple new babies. A beautiful lamb named Valentine and a couple of teeny tiny rambunctious goats.

When we start trying to figure out landscaping ideas for our new place, I am definitely buying some gems from their garden. BEAUTIFUL hanging plants and very decently priced. It makes me so excited to stock up on flowers and plants and getting my hands dirty in the garden.

Here are some pictures from our fun farm filled day.

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